The government of Sindh has limited the seating capacity of Qingqi rickshaws to four passengers, via a notification, as per the media reports on Saturday.
The notification mentions that the seating capacity of the Qingqi rickshaw would not exceed from 4 passengers, which excludes the driver.
The fare for the rickshaw has been set at Rs10 for up to a distance of 6 kilometer and Rs15 for more than 6 kilometer.
The notification further reads that in case of violation of the issued directives, action would be taken under the Criminal Procedure Code.
Owais Qadir Shah—the Sindh Transport Minister said that the traffic police would be responsible for launching the first information report of the rule violators.
As per the rulings of the Supreme Court, Qingqi rickshaw was provided conditional permission to operate on roads.
According to the verdict of the apex court, a Qingqi rickshaw must have a valid fitness certificate from the Motor Vehicle Examination Centre (MVI) which should be shown prominently on the body of the vehicle and the vehicle must have a valid registration number plate from the Motor Vehicle Registration Wing (MVR) of Excise and Taxation Department which should also be displayed in a proper manner.
The Supreme Court said that the Qingqi rickshaw drivers should also have a valid driving license issued by the licensing authority and a valid route permit of the designated and specified routes as notified by the Regional Transport Authority (RTA), Transport and Mass Transit Department.
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